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Moving to Anchorage, Alaska

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by jdg1982, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Oct 1, 2017 at 6:08 PM
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    jdg1982

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    As the title states, I’m moving really far north. For those that have driven in the snow, more specifically, has anyone driven the Alaskan Highway. I’m driving to Anchorage from Biloxi, MS in my Tundra 4wd, leaving toward the end of October.. Report date at Elmendorf AFB is 13 November. I’m just wondering what to expect and how does the Tundra do in ice/snow?

    Also, does anyone have a engine block heater or have any suggestions before I head north?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. Oct 1, 2017 at 6:32 PM
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    gosolo

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    There’s several members here from AK, hopefully they’ll chime in.
    Back in the day I used a can of sterno under the oil pan. I’ve used different models of this in the past too
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  3. Oct 1, 2017 at 8:10 PM
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    The Alcan is a great road!! You shouldn't have any trouble in your Tundra. I took a '76 Datsun, pulling my snowmobile the middle of October from Idaho. 5 trips up since then. I'm sure you'll figure out the essentials for long distance travels up north, where towns are far and few between.
    Most importantly, thank you and enjoy your trip. Elmendorf afb sits on the best real estate in Anchorage imho.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2017 at 9:32 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Take some Jerry cans with you to get some range.

    Your truck will do awesome up there and there are a few options for a block heater depending on what you want.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2017 at 11:44 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating

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    Anchorage gets cold but it's not like the northern territory. You should be good to go unless you just watched the extra desurity of the block heater. It gets pretty cold where I live and I've never needed one in any of my vehicles, though it would have been nice a time or two. Sometimes she gets irritated when it's too cold, but she ALWAYS cranks.

    If you get the block heater make sure to get one with a timer so it'll get going a couple hours before you crank up.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2017 at 3:27 AM
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